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Challenges vs. opportunities

With historically low unemployment, employers are hard pressed to find the talent they need. Not only do they have to use innovative candidate-sourcing techniques, but they should also pay more attention to employer branding and increasing employee loyalty. Which industries are facing the biggest ta...
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Companies looking for 50+ employees – Work Service

Nearly 23 percent of companies employ people over 50 years of age and have plans to increase employment in that age group within the next 12 months, according to a survey conducted by Work Service. Meanwhile 3.8 percent of companies don’t have people over 50 on their payroll but are planning on hiri...

Locked content Poles less keen on switching jobs – report

The latest labor market index, compiled by HR consultancy Randstad, which tracks the openness of workers to change jobs, dropped from 109 points to 106 points in Q3. At the same time, employees are less concerned about losing their jobs. The study also shows that the percentage of respondents who th...
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Poles work 45 hours per week on average – report

The average Pole works 45 hours a week, according to a study conducted by Kantar Millward Brown pollster. The more money they earn, the more hours they put in, as those with salaries over PLN 3,999 work 50 hours per week, while those self-employed “enjoy” a 55 hour-long working week. Those earning b...

Locked content Over 50% of companies have trouble finding workers – report

More than 50 percent of employers in Poland claim that they have difficulty recruiting new workforce, which affects their development, according to the latest report by HR consultancy Work Service. According to the report, one-third of the polled companies that are struggling with staff shortages ca...
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Bridging the skill gap

WBJ asked Alain Dehaze, CEO of The Adecco Group, about the causes of youth unemployment in Poland, despite the record low rates and the challenges the job market will have to face in the future

Locked content Randstad: 21% of employees changed jobs in the last 6 months

As many as 21 percent of employees in Poland has changed their jobs in the last six months, according to a report compiled by Randstad work agency. In Q4, that number stood at 24 percent. The figure included both internal and external changes of positions. Furthermore, the mobility index, which indi...
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90% of firms in Poland experienced employee exodus – report

Nine out of ten HR managers and board members confirmed they have experienced uncontrolled employee exits in their company. As many as 77 percent of HR managers and 73 percent of management board members consider employee retention their top priority for the next 24 months, according to a report pre...

Locked content Truck drivers in demand, economists not – labor ministry

Truck and tractor drivers will be the most in-demand job in 2017, according to a report released by the ministry of family, labour and social policy. As many as 95.5 percent of surveyed experts picked that profession as the most sought after, compared to 78.9 percent last year. Welders are the secon...